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Queen’s directorates ensure the university’s professional and academic needs are fully supported. This ensures effective communication, decision-making and advice on issues of critical importance to the working of the university.

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Professor Maire O'Neill

Staff leading innovation

Professor Maire O'Neill

Maire is a British Female Inventor of the Year and the youngest-ever engineering professor at Queen’s University Belfast

She is widely regarded as one of Europe’s leading cryptography experts and the inventor of a high-speed silicon security chip that is used in more than 100 million TV set-top boxes. Her current work focuses on the design of novel security solutions for communications applications.

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Students who make a difference

Fionnbharr Brady, MEng Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The winner of the 2018 First Trust Bank Queen’s Student of the Year Award has been announced at Summer Graduation. Fionnbharr Brady from Newry, County Down – a MEng Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering student – also graduated at the same morning ceremony on Tuesday 3 July.

Fionnbharr, who received the winner’s trophy and a cheque for £500 from Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor James McElnay, was chosen for his contribution to student life and his role as an engineering volunteer.

Read Fionnbharr's story

Amazing Alumni

Lisa McGee

Lisa McGee, stage and screen writer, and creator of Channel 4 smash hit sitcom Derry Girls has scooped the coveted First Trust Bank Queen’s Graduate of the Year Award. Lisa graduated with a BA in Drama in 2002.

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Honorary graduates

Seamus Heaney

A Queen's graduate in his own right, Heaney was honoured in 1982. Regarded as one of the most recongisable poets in the world, he won a Nobel Prize in 1995.

Honorary Graduates

Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellors


Professor Adrienne Scullion

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Welcome to AHSS

Professor Mark Price

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Welcome to EPS

Professor Stuart Elborn

Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

Welcome to MHLS


Professor David Jones

PVC, Education and Students

About Professor Jones
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Professor Paul Connolly

PVC, Research and Enterprise

About Professor Connolly

Professor Richard English

PVC, Internationalisation and Engagement

About Professor English

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